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Parents of girl who died after eating Pret sandwich launch food allergy study | allergies

The parents of a teenager killed by an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich say a clinical trial launched in her name “would have meant everything to her”. The trial will investigate whether peanut and milk products can be used under medical supervision as a treatment to improve tolerance. Announcing it, Tanya and …

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COVID-19: Scientists receive £15m boost to tackle deadly respiratory illnesses following COVID study |  UK News

COVID-19: Scientists receive £15m boost to tackle deadly respiratory illnesses following COVID study | UK News

Goutam Das doesn’t remember much about his five weeks in intensive care with COVID-19. Mainly the nightmares, and struggling to breathe. “It’s almost like if somebody puts you underwater. It’s that kind of feeling… you’re just desperate for oxygen.” He’s now back at work and putting his ordeal behind him. But while he was in …

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Pret allergy death: Parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse launch clinical trial to find treatment

Pret allergy death: Parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse launch clinical trial to find treatment

The parents of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret baguette have set up a ground-breaking trial with the aim of “making food allergies history”. Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse launched the trial to investigate whether commonly available peanut and milk products, taken under medical supervision, can be used as a treatment …

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Belfast mum opens up on how she dealt with devastating cancer diagnosis three times

Belfast mum opens up on how she dealt with devastating cancer diagnosis three times

A Northern Ireland woman who survived three devastating cancer diagnosis is urging the public to listen to their bodies. Andrea Harvey, who is from Belfast but lives in Lisburn, began to suffer with back pain in 2008 and after investigation, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 36-year-old, who has a teenage daughter, has since …

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CDC concerned about possible undetected monkeypox spread in UK

CDC concerned about possible undetected monkeypox spread in UK

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond UK borders. “We do have a level of concern that …

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Former marathon runner, 39, mistook long Covid symptoms for 'heart attack'

Former marathon runner, 39, mistook long Covid symptoms for ‘heart attack’

The 39-year-old, who has been living with debilitating symptoms since first contracting the virus in November 2020, revealed that she has been experiencing a range of symptoms from breathlessness to blurred vision. But it wasn’t until a fateful day back in November 2021 that she started to experience symptoms which worryingly reflected a heart attack …

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Wife 'knew something was wrong' when husband phoned her from train station

Wife ‘knew something was wrong’ when husband phoned her from train station

A woman has recounted the “terrifying” moment she knew something was seriously wrong with her husband, after he contacted her in a panic during a business trip. Marion Hinde, from Ellesmere Port, has shared her personal experience of her husband Tom being diagnosed with young onset dementia as part of Dementia Action Week. She has …

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Scots nurse's cervical cancer grew to 'size of a lime' after diagnosis delay

Scots nurse’s cervical cancer grew to ‘size of a lime’ after diagnosis delay

A Scots nurse is grieving the loss of her fertility at the age of 28 after she claims she had to fight to convince the doctors something was wrong before her cervical cancer diagnosis. Lauren McNulty is currently receiving treatment for Stage 3C cervical cancer and has requested for a formal investigation into her care …

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